Apple unveiled two flagship handsets at the September 12th event, subtly named the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max, with the former being a 5.8-inch model just like the previous-generation iPhone X and the latter being a 6.5-inch model for those who prefer larger displays.

In this piece, we’ll outline the under-the-hood specs that come standard on the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max models:

Finish:

  • Gold, Space Gray, or Silver-colored stainless steel

Capacity:

  • 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB flash storage

Size & Weight:

  • iPhone Xs:
    • Height: 5.65 inches (143.6 mm)
    • Width: 2.79 inches (70.9 mm)
    • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.7 mm)
    • Weight: 6.24 ounces (177 grams)
  • iPhone Xs Max:
    • Height: 6.20 inches (157.5 mm)
    • Width: 3.05 inches (77.4 mm)
    • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.7 mm)
    • Weight: 7.34 ounces (208 grams)

Display:

  • iPhone Xs:
    • 5.8-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
    • 2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • iPhone Xs Max:
    • 6.5-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
    • 2688-by-1242-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • Both models
    • Super Retina HD display
    • HDR display
    • True Tone display
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
    • Wide color display (P3)
    • 3D Touch
    • 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)

Splash, Water, and Dust Resistance:

  • Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529

Chip:

  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Next-generation Neural Engine

Camera:

  • Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
    Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Dual optical image stabilization
  • 2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono)
  • Smart HDR for photos

Video Recording:

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • 2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x
  • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilization
  • Stereo recording

Front Camera:

  • TrueDepth camera
  • 7MP photos
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Retina flash
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Smart HDR for photos
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono)
  • Extended dynamic range for video at 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Animoji and Memoji

Face ID:

  • Faster facial recognition with an improved secure enclave

Cellular & Wireless:

  • GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • DC-HSDPA
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (some models)
  • Gigabit-class LTE
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
  • VoLTE
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • NFC for Apple Pay

Sensors:

  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Barometer

SIM Card:

  • Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)
  • Not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards

Power & Battery:

  • iPhone Xs:
    • Lasts up to 30 minutes longer than iPhone X
    • Up to 20 hours of  talk time (wireless)
    • Up to 12 hours of internet use
    • Up to 14 hours of video playback (wireless)
    • Up to 60 hours of audio playback (wireless)
  • iPhone Xs Max:
    • Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone X
    • Up to 25 hours of talk time (wireless)
    • Up to 13 hours of internet use
    • Up to 15 hours of video playback (wireless)
    • Up to 65 hours of audio playback (wireless)
  • Both models:
    • Wireless Qi-enabled charging at 7.5W
    • Wired Lightning cable charging
    • Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
    • Fast-charge capable/up to 50% charge in 30 minutes

Included Headphones:

Operating System:

Are the tech specs in the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max enough of a bump to prompt you to upgrade? Let us know in the comments.